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BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER.... A's, G's & E's


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    Lowrider '69 under construction

    fperez1975
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    Post by fperez1975 Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:18 pm

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    If you select the 640 px width when loading pic's they won't get chopped off.


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    Russell
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    Post by Russell Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:56 am

    I've got your wheels.
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    chiefcrewdog
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    Post by chiefcrewdog Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:02 pm

    How are you planning on lowering? I've considered a few different methods to lower the front of my van without screwing it up and like to hear what others are planning

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    fperez1975
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    Post by fperez1975 Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:43 am

    Russell wrote:I've got your wheels.
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    What do you have?
    fperez1975
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    Post by fperez1975 Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:45 am

    chiefcrewdog wrote:How are you planning on lowering?  I've considered a few different methods to lower the front of my van without screwing it up and like to hear what others are planning

    I am going to bag it.. Unfortunately on hold right now, my buddy is covid positive.

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    fperez1975
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    Post by fperez1975 Mon Nov 14, 2022 8:06 pm

    Hi Russell... been out of the forum for a while, do you still have those wires by any chance?
    Russell
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    Post by Russell Tue Nov 15, 2022 7:26 am

    fperez1975 wrote:Hi Russell... been out of the forum for a while, do you still have those wires by any chance?
    Nope, sold them cheap a long time ago.
    fperez1975
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    Post by fperez1975 Sat Oct 28, 2023 10:00 pm

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    Greetings fellow vanners... Not sure if the photo is uploaded correctly but I hope you enjoy this, more to come..

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    fperez1975
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    Post by fperez1975 Sat Oct 28, 2023 10:09 pm

    Lowrider '69 under construction Orngma11


    Sorry,... The lowrider idea went out the window when I dropped an LS in it since the oil pan is sitting about 6" off the ground. The front disk conversion was the hardest part. Now time to get the interior shagged up.

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    AzDon
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    Post by AzDon Sun Oct 29, 2023 6:06 pm

    I really like the paint!
    Glad you decided to take it slow on the lowering.....

    You can't really go all that low on the front of an early van with those tall wheels unless you are willing to cut out the top of the wheel wells and the bottoms of the doors and that is the same space you need for seating, soooohh...
    Everybody's style is different, but I chose front tires between 25 and 26 inches tall and not too wide so that I could do a front axle flip, and because I left the rear suspension stock, the front practically dragged on the ground with my first-version flip saddles.....


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    fperez1975
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    Post by fperez1975 Thu Nov 02, 2023 10:09 am

    @azdon.. looks great! Thanks man, yeah I really don't want to start chopping stuff up on the bottom and go down that rabbit hole. For now a deflector plate to protect the oil pan and see where we go from there!
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    Post by AzDon Thu Nov 02, 2023 12:11 pm

    I wouldn't be too worried about 6 inches of oil pan clearance unless it's lower than the axle....
    The stuff that is more likely to scrape is ahead of the front axle......Anything low between the axles is only vulnerable in "high-center" situations such as dropping the front wheels over tall speed bumps....Look at most GM cars from the last 45 years of the previous century.... Most of them don't have a lot more than 6 inches clearance at the pan, but have a massive crossmember ahead that is slightly lower....
    The legal standard in most states is that no part of the car should touch the ground if it were on it's wheels without tires mounted (called "less than rim height in Ca).....
    fperez1975
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    Post by fperez1975 Fri Nov 03, 2023 10:46 pm

    Great callouts Don! much appreciated! The other issue "maybe" is the swaybar had to come off to accommodate the master cylinder and booster set up. I am interested to get some feedback
    AzDon
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    Post by AzDon Sat Nov 04, 2023 2:11 pm

    I relocated my master cylinder because the sway bar I chose had a space conflict.... A bellcrank now operates it now and it works as it should, but if I were to do a 2.0 version, I'd make the end of the bellcrank arm operated by the pedal longer than the end pushing the plunger because that would emulate power brakes without the booster....
    There are a dozen different ways to accomplish a modification on these vans if you are willing to do some fabrication and use good math.....The pedal on these vans has five times the available travel as what they use and some of that travel can be used to improve pedal ratio/leverage....


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